Scenes from Section 2 Class B boys basketball: Watervliet advances to semis with victory over Mechanicville

Updated at 7:45 p.m. to reflect proper results of Fonda-Fultonville game against Catskill.

CLIFTON PARK – No. 3 Watervliet jumped out to a 14-7 lead in the first quarter and pulled away for a 74-57 victory over No. 11 Mechanicville in the Section 2 Class B boys basketball quarterfinals Friday, Feb. 22, at Shenendehowa High School.

Messiah Mallory poured in 21 points, and Khari Croley contributed 19 points for Watervliet, which faces No. 2 Glens Falls in the Class B semifinals Monday, Feb. 25, at Cool Insuring Arena. Derrick Beason chipped in with 14 points for the Cannoneers.

Anthony Attala led Mechanicville with 19 points, and Devin Garland added 13 points.

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In the other Class B quarterfinal at Shen, Jackson Atty’s 40-point night propelled No. 5 Fonda-Fultonville  past No. 4 Catskill 69-56. Atty made seven three-pointers to lead the Braves. Devon Haye netted 17 points, and Justice Brantley added 15 points for Catskill. Fonda-Fultonville plays No. 1 Schalmont in Monday’s other semifinal.

Photos by Juliana Johnston. Copyright 2019 by Capital Region HS Sports.

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